Fishing for Gila trout in Arizona is something for any fly fisherman’s bucket list.
Fishing for gila trout in Arizona through canyon creeks is one unique fishing experience, and these anglers show how small waters can produce great fish.
I have fished for rainbows, browns, and brook trout, but as of yet have not had the chance to get on some gilas, but it’s definitely on my list now.
They are one beautiful looking trout strain that was once very rare and were endangered. With careful management and resources provided by sportsmen and conservation organizations the gila trout has been making a good comeback and now limited sport fishing opportunities exist. Lucky for those anglers who want to fish the beauty of Arizona and practice catch and release to keep these trout populations healthy.
For a guide service that can put you on gila trout in eastern Arizona check out Arizona Fly Fishing Adventures.